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  1. 20 points

    (2020) C Zach Loveday

    On campus today. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  2. 20 points

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal

    On campus today. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  3. 19 points

    (2021) SF Terrence Clarke

    We might get another visit here. @1997Davis: No. 2 ranked rising junior @terrenceclarke_ expects to make return IU trip #iubb
  4. 18 points

    Big Week For 2020 Recruiting

    Anthony Leal Trey Galloway Matt Cross all on campus this week.
  5. 17 points
    What Archie said about Jerome: "Jerome is in Bloomington. He's continuing with his rehabilitation. He's been elevated in terms of his activity level. He's doing a lot more individual stuff. But he's far, far away from having any indication or final decision on where he goes from here. We're probably looking towards July and August to see what he's capable of doing as we continue to progress ... We're excited to get him back on the floor. He's doing a lot more individual work, a lot more weight training and conditioning, so it's good to have him back and being active." What many IU fans seemingly heard: "Jerome has developed gangrene in both of his legs. They will have to be amputated and he will never play basketball again. Because of this, we are likely to finish about 10-22 next season, with no better than a 5-15 Big Ten record."
  6. 16 points

    College Bball Thread

    Chris Mack went 20-14 last season. Holtmann went 20-15 and 8-12 in the conference last year. Archie went 19-16 and 8-12 in the conference last year. Archie/IU struggled but let's not act like Mack and Holtmann killed it last year either. If Holtmann went 20-15 here last year and 8-12 in conference, after going 25-9 and 15-3 in his first season, the people complaining about Archie would be complaining about how Holtmann can't get it done with his own players. We have three guys coming in who fill important needs and, more importantly, want to be Hoosiers. Let's wait and see what happens next year before declaring the program dead in the water.
  7. 16 points

    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    To say that I'm more than a little suspicious of a first post ever on this board which draws draconian conclusions from a position of supposed "inside knowledge" would be a vast understatement. Doesn't help when said poster 'likes' his own post. ;)
  8. 15 points
    I'm with pumpfake. I've become very jaundiced over what a Barnum & Bailey circus recruiting has turned into. Here's my top 100; here's my top 99; here's my top 98, etc. That atmosphere plus the stench the FBI investigation confirmed exists, Hooker U, University of No Classes and the list goes on and the Great Oz (NCAA) just buries its head further into the sand. Bah Humbug on the whole process.
  9. 14 points
    Getting a chance to spend the evening with Archie and Tom tonight at Huber's down here in SouInd. Always a fun evening.
  10. 13 points

    College Bball Thread

    The "Mack and Holtman are killing us" line looks completely ridiculous when it is put into context of ... reality.
  11. 13 points
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  12. 13 points

    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    RealIU returns.
  13. 12 points

    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    I’m slow at getting my phone out but the carts were out in full force today. Archie in the back with a recruit.
  14. 12 points
    Guys, what difference does all this really make? Archie's our coach - you like it; you don't like it. Holtman had a better year 2; so what. Holtman isn't coaching IU. Archie had a better year than Bryce Drew; so what. Believe me, I'm not happy with how last year played out but arguing about who had a better year 2 just seems so meaningless and pointless. I'm pretty confident I know where btb members stand on the whole Archie issue simply from the passage of time and following btb pretty closely and that's perfectly OK. I really do try to respect the differing opinions. But damn, this horse is dead and you still want to keep kicking it.
  15. 12 points
    Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2020) PF Matt Cross

    Thus far in his 13-game AAU season on the Nike circuit, Cross ranks #6 in rebounding averaging 9.2 rpg. He ranks 7th in scoring at 23.6 ppg.
  16. 12 points

    College Bball Thread

    "Pfft...rookie" - Matt Carlino Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  17. 12 points
    IU/Butler/Notre Dame

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    That’s exactly the attitude that has caused us to have one or two successful seasons ( by our standards ) in the last 20 years. I’m not related to the kid and I’m not really close to them. Didn’t know them before they moved to Blackford. I do only post here because it’s the only topic that interests me and I also believe this is where you should post ABOUT Luke brown or at least that’s the title of the page. Don’t worry I won’t do it on others. His play IS doing the talking. The problem is our recruiting mentality ( fans and staff ). Go back to the threads for watford. Most people thought his dad was basically calling him a Hoosier. He’s a super talented kid I don’t blame us for wanting him but look at the decision to go to LSU. I don’t know you, but if you were a stud athlete , and got an offer from a place that literally is in the middle of a pay for play scandal ( with audio evidence ) would you really go play there ? If you aren’t being paid ?...would your parents be ok with you going there knowing how that could effect your reputation ? I don’t know the watfords but to me that’s an example of a “ non- program kid” a kid that wants what’s best for him ...a kid that wants to promote himself and get to the next level as fast and best he can. Do i blame someone for that ? Absolutely not, good for them and handle their business how they see fit, but is that the type we should be fighting and wasting resources for recruiting on ? Absolutely not ...they don’t end up helping the program long term and they often don’t even make a huge impact short term. until the mentality changes and we build like the Wisconsin’s and Purdue’s and Notre dames of the world, taking 3-4 year program guys while occasionally stealing an Indiana five star player for talent to push ya over the top, we are gonna be stuck in limbo. If Luke doesn’t grow anymore it will be tough for him to play power 5 defense and if that’s the case it will be a shame but even in that instance my point was he is the type of kid you want. Someone that WANTS to come to your school , not someone that you have to beg or consider paying. Someone that wants to put in the work and hates losing more than anything in the world. Someone willing to literally bleed to improve the program. If he doesn’t grow, he may not work , but I still want kids LIKE him. Let the guys who pay players get the guys who have their hearts 50% in it. If Luke does grow you’ll look me up and tell me I was right.
  18. 11 points
    IndianaRivals‏ @IndianaRivals #iubb is maintaining a consistent presence in 2020 national top 40 prospect and four-star power forward Dawson Garcia's recruitment. "They've done a good job of staying in contact with me and they're definitely up high on my list."
  19. 11 points

    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    How is it Crean-Esque? This guy is pretty good and in the top 150. I haven’t seen us offering guys outside the top 200, let alone outside the realm of a D1 player like Crean did
  20. 11 points
    Old Friend

    Left Field Candidate for a Job

    Tell your story. Who are you? Jimmy Buffet's resume says he's a singer. And he can't sing. At all. Your resume says what you've done. But...it's not who you are. Develop THAT story and be able to articulate it and show/sell it. Your letter should use the word "non-traditional" to describe your candidacy. You may BE a different candidate than they expect. Embrace it. A position like that requires leadership, organization, team work, and myriad other things. In your letter...hit those hard, but do so briefly. What experience do you have in your LIFE, work or otherwise that will qualify you for this position? The best thing you can do is be and SELL...you. Unequivocally. Write the letter and walk in the interview like you own the damned place. If you want to be the man....be the man. And it starts with the introduction. "Dear ______," My name is Jon Doe and I am excited to see that XYZ Widget has an opening for VP of Finance. I am skilled in the areas of budget management, accounting, personnel management, and team leadership. While my work experience has been limited in this field, I have run 3 travel sports organization, serve as bursar at Hope I Never Get Caught Christian Church where I manage a budget of $2.8 million, and I have my CPA license. Last month, in a role reporting to the VP of Finance at "This Company Sucks" I was able to save our service department more than $300,000 by renegotiating 3 separate contracts and improving our payment terms with 4 of our financiers. I've been passionate about managing money and people since I helped my mother as girl scout cookie mom in 2003 when my sister set the Arkansas state record by selling 298,212 boxes of Thin Mints. You can imagine the number of bank deposits and organization that was necessary.... Seriously....you can write whatever you want, obviously....but sell you and have fun with it. And remember...you want an INTERVIEW. Not the job. Tip from Uncle Old Friend.
  21. 11 points
    It’s also a very misleading stat. Jeremiah Francis? We barely recruited him. Jalen Lecque? Sure, we extended an offer but understood very quickly he was in it for the money. Brandon Newman? We had our pick of either him or Armaan, but we weren’t going to take both. While I believed we should’ve landed one of Harris, Quinones, Carton, or Bouknight, 2/22 isn’t terrible when a “great” class could have simply been 3/22. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  22. 11 points

    (2021) G Luke Brown

    *if he’s good enough to play high D1 ball.
  23. 11 points
    Neb wins! Well that was kind of dangerous tonight for a while but suddenly a Big Ten title is well within our grasp. We just need to beat Rutgers two more times and have Neb win one of the two tomorrow for outright league championship. Also can clinch a share with a split vs. Rutgers if Neb wins both tomorrow. Also a win tomorrow or Sat locks us into no worse than a tie for second no matter what happens. As for our game offense continues to be much better in series openers recently and once again Rutkowski melted down when he faced a good team for Rutgers. My only concern is Milto continues to struggle and when we get into postseason if he gives up five runs to anyone we have no chance. More so to get roughed up that badly against that atrocious Knights offense is not a great sign. All in all though everything worked out tonight perfectly. I will be at Bart next two days so will only be able to post recaps. As I said this is my last time on the board providing updates this year in game and I would like to thank everyone for following along. Previews and recaps will continue pre and postgame by me as IU hopefully goes for bigger and better things rest of this weekend and in postseason play.
  24. 10 points
    Class of '66 Old Fart

    (2020) PF Matt Cross

  25. 10 points
    Lot of former IU players and coaches of other IU sports have tweeted out their congratulations but I thought this was an especially nice one. Tracy Smith‏Verified account @ASUSkip FollowFollow @ASUSkip More Congratulations to @IndianaBase on winning the outright Big Ten Conference title today.